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What kind of work experience is good for people who want a career in psychology?

i know as its so competitive its good to have work experience..id like to work with the local charity that helps homeless people , more so than being a research assistant. Will this be considered good experience, or should i also try a research job too.

Asked By: ash1 - 9/7/2008
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This really depends on what area of psychology you are hoping to pursue postgraduate study and a career in after you complete your undergraduate degree... More
Answered By: Giorgie - 9/8/2008
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The helping the homeless job is nice and all, but employers will look upon you way more favorably if you've worked as a research assistant.
Answered By: wilson w - 9/7/2008
 
Stay with social work. If you want a career in psychology, having done social work will give you valuable experience that will help you in your career later.
Answered By: Duane - 9/7/2008
 
Come live in my house for a day.. pfff.. good experience here! haha we're all stark ravin mad !! hehe For a start my Dad has OCD, I have like a mild form of split personality, and my sis has a personality disorder, and my Mum is a pyschiatric nurse! hahahahahaha crazy stuff..
Answered By: No-one-but-me - 9/7/2008
 
to be calm, patient, understanding, and have good lessons and tips that you can teach people to help them with their lives.
Answered By: Peter Rabbit - 9/7/2008
 
As you said, it's a competitive field and so I don't think you can avoid doing research work. You should do both.
Answered By: Kev - 9/7/2008
 
Try for a research job too, although this would probably be good (depending on your exact role. I.e. working behind the shop counter at oxfam, although good for the homeless, is not good work experience for your career). Working with children is also good, the younger the better (my advisor once told me young children... More
Answered By: J. - 9/7/2008
 
get a job as a civil servant
Answered By: katy - 9/7/2008
 
Most people I know who have psychology degrees agree with the notion that a psychologist chose the field as a result of personal psychological problems... More
Answered By: Seek-N-Find - 9/7/2008
 
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